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B. Kelly, P. Webb, G. Davidson, J. Pinkerton and T. McShane (2022) Raising the profile of care leavers with mental health and/or intellectual disabilities: A contribution from Northern Ireland, Children and Youth Services Review, doi:

Blair, C., Best, P., Burns, P., Campbell, A., Davidson, G., Duffy, J., Johnston, A., Kelly, B., Killick, C., MacDermott, D., Maddock, A., McCartan, C., McFadden, P., McGlade, A., Montgomery, L., Patton, S., Schubotz, D., Taylor, B., Templeton, F., Webb, P., White, C. & Yap, J. (2022) Getting involved in Research: A co-created, co-delivered and co-analysed course for those with lived experience of health and social care services, BMC, Research Involvement and Engagement.

Brown, M. (2022). Qualitative study on the factors and role of residential staff that influence and effect the support provided to adults with intellectual disabilities regarding the expression of their sexuality. Evidence-Based Nursing

Bunting, L., McCartan, C., Davidson, G., Schubotz, D., Grant, A., Mulholland, C., Murphy, J., McBride, O., Nolan, E., & Shevlin, M. (Accepted/In press). Prevalence and Risk Factors of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Young People: Findings from the Northern Ireland Youth Wellbeing Survey. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Bunting, L., McCartan, C., Davidson, G., Grant, A., Mulholland, C., Schubotz, D., McBride, O., Murphy, J., & Shevlin, M. (2022). Rationale and Methods the ‘Northern Ireland Youth Wellbeing Survey’ and Initial Findings from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Byrne, B. (2022). How inclusive is the right to inclusive education? An assessment of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities’ concluding observations. International Journal of Inclusive Education26(3), 301-318 .

Farrell, A-M., Davidson, G., Donnelly, M., Agnew, E., Forbes, T., & Frowde , R. (2022). Mental health policies and laws on the island of Ireland. (pp. 1-42). (Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper Series). The University of Edinburgh.

Hassan, J., Shannon, S., Tully, M., McCartan, C., Davidson, G., & Breslin, G. (2022). Systematic review of physical activity interventions assessing physical and mental health outcomes on patients with severe mental illness (SMI) within secure forensic settings. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Johnston, A., Davidson, G., Webb, P., McCartan, N., McAllister, K., Broughton, R., Sutherland, D., & Kennedy, C. (Accepted/In press). Physical Design of Supported Accommodation for People With Mental Health Problems and Intellectual Disabilities. A Scoping Review. Architecture Media Politics Society Proceedings Series.

Kerr, C., Novak, I., Shields, N., Ames, A., & Imms, C. (2022). Do supports and barriers to routine clinical assessment for children with cerebral palsy change over time? A mixed methods study. Disability and Rehabilitation

Manikandan, M., Casey, C., Doyle, A., Kerr, C., Walsh, A., & M Ryan, J. (2022). Use of health services and unmet needs among adults with cerebral palsy in Ireland. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Leonard, R., Linden, M., & Grant, A. (2022). Personal and professional influences on health visitors’ family focused practice for maternal mental illness: a cross sectional study. BMC Health Services Research22, [113].

Linehan, C., Birkbeck, G., Araten-Bergman, T., Baumbusch, J., Beadle-Brown, J., Bigby, C., Bradley, V., Brown, M., Bredewold, F., Chirwa, M., Cui, J., Godoy Gimenez, M., Gomeiro, T., Kanova, Š., Kroll, T., Li, H., MacLachlan, M., Narayan, J., Nearchou, F., ... Tossebro, J. (2022). COVID-19 IDD: Findings from a global survey exploring family members' and paid staff's perceptions of the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their caregivers. Health Research Board Open Research5, [27].

McCartan, C., Davidson, G., Donaghy, M., Grant, A., Bunting, L., Devaney, J., & Duffy, J. (2022). Are we starting to ‘think family’? Evidence from a case file audit of parents and children supported by mental health, addictions and children's services. Child Abuse Review31(3), [e2738].

McCrory, A., Best, P., & Maddock, A. (2022). ‘It’s just one big vicious circle’: young people’s experiences of highly visual social media and their mental health. Health Education Research

McDaid, D., Park, A-L., Davidson, G., John, A., Knifton, L., McDaid, S., Morton, A., Thorpe, L., & Wilson, N. (2022). The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK. Mental Health Foundation.

Neill, R. D., Lloyd, K., Best, P., Williamson, J., Allen, J., & Tully, M. A. (2022). Development and modelling of a school-based mental health intervention: the co-production of the R.E.A.C.T. programme. Current Psychology

Vicary, S., McCusker, P., Davidson, G., & Stone, K. (2022). Conducting research online using surveys: an exploratory survey of mental health social work in Europe. Sage Research Methods Cases, 1-16.





Abdulkerim, S., Albari, M., MacKenzie, A., & Thurston, A. (2021). Report on a survey of mobility disability among Syrian refugees living in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Research Open2(2), [100059].

Antova, I., (2020). Disability Rights During COVID-19: Emergency Law and Guidelines in England. Medical Law Review.

Antova, I., (2020). Disabled people's rights during the COVID-19 crisis. Queens Policy Engagement. Available at
Bateson, C., Allen, A., Cunningham, T., Davidson, G., McFeely, E., McGarry, P., & O'Connor, R. (2021). Review of mental health crisis services in Northern Ireland.
Best, P., Meireles, M., Schroeder, F., Montgomery, L., Maddock, A., Davidson, G., Galway, K., Trainor, D., Campbell, A., & Van Daele, T. (2021). Freely Available Virtual Reality Experiences as Tools to Support Mental Health Therapy: A Systematic Scoping Review and Consensus Based Interdisciplinary Analysis. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.
Brown, M., Marsh, L., & Mccann, E. (2021). Experiences of fathers regarding the diagnosis of their child with autism spectrum disorder: A narrative review of the international research. Journal of Clinical Nursing
Brown, M., Macarthur, J., Higgins, A., Truesdale, M., & Chouliara, Z. (2021). Transition from child to adult health services for people with learning disabilities: Learning from nurses and families: Transition from child to adult health services.
Byrne, B., Elder, B. and Schwartz, M., 2021. Enhancing Deaf People’s Access to Justice in Northern Ireland: Implementing Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 23(1), pp.74–84. DOI:
Burke, C., and Byrne, B. (eds.) (2021) Social Research and Disability: Developing Inclusive Research Spaces for Disabled Researchers. London: Routledge. Social Research and Disability: Developing Inclusive Research Spaces f ( 

Ciccia, R., French, D., F. Kee and M. O’Doherty (2021, forthcoming) Deservingness, conditionality and public perceptions of work disability: the influence of economic inequalityWork, Employment and Societyearly access at

Cummins, D., Kerr, C., McConnell, K., & Perra, O. (2021). Risk factors for intellectual disability in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Archives of Disease in Childhood

Daghustani, W., & MacKenzie, A. (2021). Saudi and Bahraini Mothers’ Experiences of Including their Autistic Adolescent Sons in Education: A Capabilities Approach. Social Inclusion9(4), 26-35.

Devaney, J., Davidson, G., Grant, A., & Lagdon, S. (2021). Supporting parents with mental illness and their children – developments in family focused practice in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Advances in Mental Health18(3), 197-201.

Duffy, M., Walsh, C., Mulholland, C., Davidson, G., Best, P., Bunting, L., Herron, S., Quinn, P., Gillanders, C., Sheehan, C., & Devaney, J. (2021). Screening children with a history of maltreatment for PTSD in front line social care organisations: An explorative study. Child Abuse Review30(6), 594-611.

French, D., & Cruise, S. (2021). Work disability and the Northern Irish Troubles. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Furlong, M., McGilloway, S., Mulligan, C., Killion, M. G., McGarr, S., Grant, A., Davidson, G., & Donaghy, M. (2021). Covid-19 and Families With Parental Mental Illness: Crisis and Opportunity. Frontiers in psychiatry12, [567447].

García Jalón, E. G., Maguire, A., Perra, O., Gavin, A., O’Reilly, D., & Thurston, A. (2021). Data linkage and pain medication in people with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology63(9), 1085-1092.

Grant, M., & McNeilly, P. (2021). Children and young people's experiences of having a sibling with complex health needs: a literature review. Nursing Children and Young People33(4).

John, A., Lee, S. C., Solomon, S., Crepaz-Keay, D., McDaid, S., Morton, A., Davidson, G., Van Bortel, T., & Kousoulis, A. A. (2021). Loneliness, coping, suicidal thoughts and self-harm during the COVID-19 pandemic: a repeat cross-sectional UK population survey. BMJ Open11(12), [e048123].

Jones, M., & McVicar, D. (2021). The Dynamics of Disability and Benefit Receipt in Britain. Oxford Economic Papers

Keenan, C., Thurston, A., Storey, C., & Urbanska, K. (2021). PROTOCOL: Video-based interventions for promoting positive social behaviour in children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Campbell Systematic Reviews17(2), [e1171].

Kent, L., Cleland, I., Saunders, C., Ennis, A., Finney, L., & Kerr, C. (2021). A Systematic Multidisciplinary Process for User Engagement and Sensor Evaluation: Development of a Digital Toolkit for Assessment of Movement in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Frontiers in Digital Health3, [692112].

Lagdon, S., Grant, A., Davidson, G., Devaney, J., Donaghy, M., Duffy, J., Galway, K., & McCartan, C. (2021). Families with Parental Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Narrative Review of Family Focused Practice. Child Abuse Review

Linden, M. A., O'Rourke, C., Monaghan, C., & Rainey, D. (2021). Experiences of offenders with traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment22(1), 108 - 123. Brain.pdf (

Manikandan, M., Kerr, C., Lavelle, G., Walsh, M., Walsh, A., & Ryan, J. M. (2021). Health service use among adults with cerebral palsy: a mixed-methods systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

McCartan, C., Adell, T., Cameron, J., Davidson, G., Knifton, L., McDaid, S., & Mulholland, C. (2021). A scoping review of international policy responses to mental health recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Research Policy and Systems

McConnell, K., Livingstone, E., Perra, O., & Kerr, C. (2021). Population-based study on the prevalence and clinical profile of adults with cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland. BMJ Open11(1), [e044614].

McNeilly, P., Macdonald, G., & Kelly, B.(2021) Rights based, participatory interviews with disabled children and young people: practical and methodological considerations. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing

Montgomery, L., Davidson, G., Kelly, B.,McKendry, L., Newton, L.A., Webb, P. & Wood, L. (2021) Getting Our Voices Heard in Adult Safeguarding, Journal of Adult Protection, 23 (6), 384-396. DOI:

Mpako, W., van Breda, A. & Kelly, B. (2021) Transitioning to adulthood from residential childcare during COVID-19: Experiences of young people with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder in South Africa. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. DOI:

Ramsey, C., Galway, K., & Davidson, G. (2021). Implementing changes after patient suicides in mental health services: A systematic review. Health and Social Care in the Community

Schroeder, F., & Lucas, A. (2021). Distributed Participatory Design: The challenges of designing with disabled musicians during a global pandemic. Special Issue on 'Socially Engaged Sound Practices'. Organised Sound26(2).

Schroeder, F., Lucas, A., & Ortiz, M. (In press). NIME 2020 Special Issue on Accessibility of Musical Expression: NIME 2020 Selected Papers. Computer Music Journal. 

Stone, K., McCusker, P., Davidson, G., & Vicary, S. (2021). An Exploratory Survey of Mental Health Social Work in Europe. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(19), [10462].

Van Bortel, T., John, A., Solomon, S., Lombardo, C., Crepaz-Keay, D., McDaid, S., Yap, J., Weeks, L., Martin, S., Guo, L., Seymour, C., Thorpe, L., Morton, A. D., Davidson, G., & Kousoulis, A. A. (2021). Mental health in the pandemic: a repeated cross-sectional mixed-method study protocol to investigate the mental health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. BMJ Open11(8), [e046422].




Brown, M., Paterson, R., Taggart, L., & Hoyle, L. (2020). Characteristics of diabetes medicines taking in people with mild to moderate intellectual disability compared to those without: A mixed methods study. Medicines adherence and people with intellectual disabilities. Diabetic Medicine.

Brown, M., & McCann, E. (2020). Homelessness and people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the international research evidence: Homelessness and people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 

Brown, M., McCann, E., Marsh, L., Truesdale, M., & Linden, M. (2020). The Design, Content and Delivery of Relationship and Sexuality Education Programmes for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review of the International Evidence: RSE Programmes and people with intellectual disabilities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 

Bunting, L., McCartan, C., Davidson, G., Grant, A., McBride, O., Mulholland, C., Murphy, J., Schubotz, D., Cameron, J., & Shevlin, M. (2020). The Mental Health of Children and Parents in Northern Ireland: Results of the Youth Wellbeing Prevalence Survey. Belfast: QUB. 

Davidson, G., & McCartan, C. (2020). Rapid evidence review of measures to prevent and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in social care. Belfast: QUB & Department of Health. 

Davidson, G., McCartan, C., & Best, P. (2020). A Review of the International Evidence of the Effectiveness of the Use of CCTV in Care Home Settings: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. Belfast: QUB & RQIA. Available at: 

Gray, A. M., Carney, G., Devine, P., & Byrne, B. (2020, Nov 24). Protect the NHS’ at the cost of care homes? A look behind the death rates in care homes during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Available at: ARK. 

Kelly, B., & Irvine, R. A. S. (2020). Just Us: An evaluation of the Just Us counselling programme for victims of sexual violence who have a learning disability. Belfast: QUB. 

Kelly, B., van Breda, A., Bekoe, J., Bukuluki, P., Chereni, A., Frimpong-Manso, K., Luwangula, R., Pinkerton, J., Ringson, J. & Santin, O. (2020) Building Positive Futures: A cross-country pilot study on youth transitions from alternative care in Africa. Belfast: QUB. Available at: 

Ku, C., McKinlay, A., Grace, R.C., McLellan, T. & Linden, M. (2020). An international exploration of the effect of media portrayals of post-concussion management on concussion identification in the general public. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 35(3):218-225. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000547.  

Laatsch, L., Dodd, J., Brown, T., Ciccia, A., Conner, F., Davis, K., Doherty, M., Linden, M. et al. (2020) Evidence-based systematic review of cognitive rehabilitation, emotional, and family treatment studies for children with acquired brain injury literature: From 2006 to 2017. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 2020 Jan;30(1):130-161.doi: 10.1080/09602011.2019.1678490.  

Linden, M.A., O’Rourke, C., & Lohan, M. (2020). Traumatic brain injury and social competence among young male offenders. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(17); 2422-2429 

Linden, M.A. & McKinlay, A. (2020). Childhood acquired brain injury affects adult outcomes. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(17): 2381-2382.  10.1080/09638288.2019.1660916 

Lucas, A., Schroeder, F., & Ortiz, M. (2020). Enabling Communities of Practice Surrounding the Design and Use of Bespoke Accessible Music Technology. Computer Music Journal35 

MacKenzie, A., Bower, C., & Owaineh, M. (2020). Barriers to effective, equitable and quality education: a rights based, participatory research assessment of inclusion of children with disabilities in Palestine. International Journal of Children's Rights, 28(4), 805-32. 

MacKenzie, A., Suissa, J., & Roberts, M. (2020). 'From the margins’: Exploring the marginalisation, exclusion and oppression of overlooked groups in philosophy of education. International Journal of Educational Research, 99, [101504]. 

MacKenzie, A., Bower, C., & Owaineh, M. (2020). Gratitude versus children’s rights: an exploration Mothers’ attitudes towards disability and inclusive education in Palestine. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 01(1). 

Maine, A., Brown, M., & Truesdale, M. (2020). Diabetes and people with learning disabilities issues for policy, practice, and education. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 25(1), 26-34. 

Maine, A., Brown, M., Ski, C., Thompson , D. R., Marsh, L., & O'Leary, L. (2020). Recruitment settings, delivery contexts, intervention techniques and outcomes of health promotion programmes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 99, [103592]. 

Marsh, L., Brown, M., & Mccann, E. (2020). The Views and Experiences of Fathers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review of the International Evidence. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 

Marsh, L., Brown, M., & McCann, E. (2020). The views and experiences of fathers regarding their young child’s intellectual and developmental disability diagnosis: Findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 

McCartan, C., Adell, T., Cameron, J., Davidson, G., Knifton, L., McDaid, S., & Mulholland, C. (2020). Transforming mental health care: a rapid review of emerging international evidence. Belfast: Mental Health Foundation 

McCartan, C., Adell, T., Cameron, J., Davidson, G., Knifton, L., McDaid, S., & Mulholland, C. (2020). International Policy Guidance and Responses to COVID-19 Mental Health Recovery. Belfast:  Mental Health Foundation.  

McCartan, C., & Davidson, G. (2020). Personality Disorder Services: Rapid Review. Belfast: QUB. 

McCrory, A., Best, P., & Maddock, A. (2020). The relationship between highly visual social media and young people’s mental health: A scoping review. Children and Youth Services Review. 

McDaid, S., Adell, T., Cameron, J., Davidson, G., Knifton, L., McCartan, C., & Mulholland, C. (2020). International learnings on mental health plans, policies and implementation: Findings from an informal data collection exercise. Belfast: Mental Health Foundation. 

McNeilly, P., Macdonald, G. & Kelly, B. (2020) Ethical considerations when conducting research with children and young people with disabilities in health and social care. Nurse Researcherdoi: 10.7748/nr.2020.e1645. 

Montgomery, L., Davidson, G., Kelly, B., McKendry, L., Newton, L., Webb, P., Wood, L., (2020) Identifying the Best Approaches for People with a Learning Disability to Influence Adult Safeguarding and Associated Policy and Legislation. Belfast: QUB, Association for Real Change, NI, Compass Advocacy Network, and Praxis Care. Available at: 

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M., & Bedell, G. (2020). Scoping review of interventions to promote social participation in adolescents and young adults with neurodisabilityThe Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(1), 1-22. 

Pope, J., Truesdale, M., & Brown, M. (2020). Risk factors for falls among adults with intellectual disabilities: A narrative review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 

Ronan, S., Brown, M., & Marsh, L. (2020). Parents' experiences of transition from hospital to home of a child with complex health needs: A systematic literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 

Schroeder, F. & Lucas, A. (2020) Distributed Participatory Design: The challenges of designing with disabled musicians during a global pandemic. Organised Sound, 26(2). 

Schroeder, F., Samuels, K., & Caines, R. (2020). Music improvisation and Social Inclusion. Contemporary Music Review, 38(5), 441-549. 

Webb, P., Davidson, G., Edge, R., Falls, D., Keenan, F., Kelly, B., McLaughlin, A., Montgomery, L., Mulvenna, C., Norris, B., Owens, A. & Shea Irvine, R. (2020) Service users' experiences and views of support for decision making, Health and Social Care in the Community. 8, 1282-1291.  

Webb, P., Davidson, G., Edge, R., Falls, D., Keenan, F., Kelly, B., McLaughlin, A., Montgomery, L., Mulvenna, C., Norris, B., Owens, A., & Irvine, R. S. (2020). Key components of supporting and assessing decision making ability. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 72. 


Byrne, B. and Tobin, J. (Forthcoming 2019), Article 23 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Children with Disabilities, in P. Alston and J. Tobin (eds) A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Oxford University Press.

Byrne, B. (Forthcoming 2019) Policies that have shaped inclusive education globally, Oxford Encyclopaedia on Inclusive Education, Oxford University Press.

Leonard, L., Linden, M., & Grant, A. (2019). This is what postnatal depression really feels like. The Conversation. Available at:

McGibbon, M., Spratt, T., & Davidson, G. (Accepted/In press). Young Carers in Northern Ireland: perceptions of and responses to illness and disability within the family. British Journal of Social Work.

McNeilly, P., Macdonald, G. and Kelly, B (in press, Nurse Researcher) Conducting research with disabled children and young people in health and social care: ethical considerations.

Montgomery, L., Wilson, G., Houston, S., Davidson, G. & Harper, C. (2019) An evaluation of mental health service provision in Northern Ireland. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27 (10), 5-114.


Anand, J., Davidson, G., Kelly, B. & Macdonald, G. (2018) ‘Personalisation of care: A wicked problem or a wicked solution?’ In Thomas, W., Hujala, A., Laulainen, S.  McMurray, R. (Eds) The Management of Wicked Problems in Health and Social Care. (pp 34-49) Oxon & New York: Routledge.

Byrne, B (2018), 'Dis-Equality: Exploring the Juxtaposition of Disability and Equality' Social Inclusion, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 9-17. 

Campbell, J., Brophy, L., Davidson, G., & O'Brien, A-M. (2018). Legal capacity and the mental health social worker role: An international comparison. Journal Of Social Work Practice, 32(2), 1-15.

Davidson, G., Edge, R., Falls, D., Keenan, F., Kelly, B., McLaughlin, A., Montgomery, L., Mulvenna, C., Norris, B., Owens, A., Shea Irvine, R. and Webb, P. (2018) Supported decision making - experiences, approaches and preferences. Belfast: Praxis Care, Mencap and Queen’s University Belfast.

Grant, A., Lagdon, S., Devaney, J., Davidson, G., Duffy, J., Galway, K., & Leavey, G. (2018). A Study of Health and Social Care Professionals’ Family Focused Practice with Parents who have Mental Illness, their Children and Families in Northern Ireland.

Jones, MK. and McVicar, D. (2018). ‘The Dynamics of Disability and Benefit Receipt in Britain.’ IZA Discussion Papers 11186, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

Kim, EJ, Byrne, B & Parish, SL (2018), 'Deaf people and economic well-being: findings from the Life Opportunities Survey' Disability and Society, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 374-391

Kelly, B., Friel, S., McShane, T., Pinkerton, J. & Gilligan, E. (2018) “I haven't read it, I've lived it!” The benefits and challenges of peer research with young people leaving care, Qualitative Social Work (19 September 2018 – early online access:

Kelly, B., Dowling, S. & Winter, K. (2018) ‘Disabled Children in Out-of-Home Care: Issues and Challenges for Practice’ In Curran, T. & Runswick-Cole, K. (Eds) The Handbook of Disabled Children's Childhood Studies. (pp 557-575) London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Leonard, R.A., Linden, M.A. & Grant, A. (2018). Psychometric evaluation of the Family Focused Mental Health Practice Questionnaire in measuring home visitors’ family focused practice. PLoS ONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0203901.

Leonard, L., Linden, M., & Grant, A. (2018). Family Focused Practice for mental illness and substance misuse in home visiting: A qualitative systematic review, Journal of Family Nursing, 24 (2) 128-155. Doi/10.1177/1074840718770612.

MacKenzie, A. (2018) Prejudicial Stereotypes and Testimonial Injustice: Autism, Sexuality and Sex Education. International Journal of Educational Research. 89(1), pp.110-118.

McConnell, T., Best, P., Sturm, T., Stevenson, M., Donnelly, M., Taylor, B. & McCorry, N., (2018) A translational case study of empowerment into practice: a realist evaluation of a member-led dementia empowerment service, Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice.

McConnell, T., Best, P., Davidson, G., Mceneaney, T., Cantrell, C. & Tully, M. (2018) Coproduction for feasibility and pilot randomised controlled trials: learning outcomes for community partners, service users and the research team, BMC Research Involvement and Engagement, 4 (1) 32.

McNeilly, P., Macdonald, G. and Kelly, B. (in press, accepted 2018, Nurse Researcher) Conducting research with disabled children and young people in health and social care: ethical considerations.

Montgomery, L., Wilson, G., Houston, S., Davidson, G., & Harper, C. (2018). An Evaluation of Mental Health Service Provision in Northern Ireland. Health and Social Care in the Community.

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M.A, & Lohan, M. (2018). Traumatic brain injury and abuse among female offenders compared to non-incarcerated controls, Brain Injury, 32 (13-14), 1787-1794. DOI 10.1080/02699052.2018.1539872.

O’Rourke, C., Linden, M.A., Templeton, M., & Cohen, M.H. (2018). Challenges of working with young offenders with TBI, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 33 (6):378-381. DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000392.

Rooney, C., Hadjri, K., McAllister, K., Rooney, M., Faith, V. & Craig, C. (2018) Experiencing visual impairment in a lifetime home: an interpretative phenomenological inquiry: An interpretative phenomenological inquiry, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 33 (1), 45-67.

Spratt, T., McGibbon, M., & Davidson, G. (2018). Using Adverse Childhood Experience scores to better understand the needs of young carers. British Journal of Social Work.

Turney, D., Tarleton, B. & Tilbury, N. (2018) Strategic Briefing: Developing and Leading Systems to Support Parents with Learning Difficulties. Dartington: Research in Practice

Tarleton, B., Turney, D., Merchant, W. & Tilbury, N. (2018) Successful Professional Practice When Working With Parents With Learning Difficulties. University of Bristol.

Tilbury, N., Tarleton, B., Turney, D. & Merchant, W. (2018) Policy Briefing: Support for parents with learning disabilities/difficulties and their children.


Byrne, B. (2017) Reconciling Sameness and Difference in Disability Rights Ideology: The case of student identity, in G. Quinn and C. O’Mahony (Eds) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Comparative, Regional and Thematic Perspectives, Clarus Press.

Campbell, J., & Davidson, G. (2017). Understanding Risk and Coercion in the Use of Community Based Mental Health Laws. In S. Stanford, N. Rovinelli Heller, E. Sharland, & J. Warner (Eds.), Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Mental Health Policy and Practice Palgrave Macmillan.

Donaghy, M., Davidson, G., & Crawford, S. (2017). Northern Ireland Champions Initiative. In M. Diggins (Ed.), Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work (Vol. 2, pp. 85-89). Hove: Pavilion.

French, D. & McKillop, D. (2017) The Impact of debt and financial stress on health in Northern Irish householdsJournal Of European Social Policy, pp. 458–473. 

French, D. (2017) Financial strain in the United KingdomOxford Economic Papers.

Kelly, B, Dixon, J & Incarnato, M (2017) ‘Peer Research with Young People Leaving Care: Reflections from Research in England, Northern Ireland and Argentina’ In Mendes, P. & Snow, P. (Eds) Young people Transitioning from care: International research, policy and practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 221-240.

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